Using high-quality, long-staple thread is highly recommended for all high-speed long-arm quilting machines. But you don't have to give up your favorites. Try silk, poly, cotton or holographic threads in all kinds of weights.

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HQ Studio Educator Mindy Powell demonstrates the benefits of the Longarm Quilting Pins.

Handi VersaTool, created by Suzanne Michelle Hyland, is a multi-purpose tool for machine quilters. VersaTool is easy to grasp and designed to fit comfortably in a quilter's hand.

My HQ Story 2009, tips video.

Simple-to-follow self-diagnostics could save you a call to technical solutions team (or will make it easier to diagnose problems remotely).

See how easy it is to maintain your HQ 18 Avante.

HQ Studio Educator Mindy Powell demonstrates the benefits of the HQ Straight Edge Ruler.

Handi Quilter Education Coordinator Vicki Hoth shows you step-by-step how to install the open-toe hopping foot on an HQ longarm quilting machine.